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Rotary Golden Theater - Single Episodes





ROTARY GOLDEN THEATER




The Rotary Golden Theater was produced by the International Rotary Association in 1955 to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. Consisting of thirteen 15 minute episodes, it was provided to local Rotary Clubs for broadcast on local stations. In conjunction, thirteen discussion scripts were also offered to be used as follow-up broadcasts or for use as program and educational material where local broadcast might not be possible.

Broadcast from March 1, 1955 through March 18, 1955, five times a week.

Each episode featured a different situation involving persons with a problem, with the solution being provided by the Rotary Club. Typical of the recordings is “Youth, Yesterday and Today”. Originally broadcast on March 15, 1955, it deals with a former convict who gathers a gang of underprivileged youths and trains them to steal automobile accessories. Through a Rotarian druggist, through whom one of the young men is employed, the Rotary Club becomes aware of the situation, finds a way to appeal to the boy’s better nature, and through a series of highly dramatic sequences, the Rotary Club helps the police catch the former convict. The program ends with many of the boys being rehabilitated and finding lives of useful purpose. The program may seem to be dated, but the moral implications come across loud and clear.


From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.


Notes


OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHER'S GROUP



This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website and the Old Time Radio Researchers Group.

It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available.

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This is the Single Episode Page. The Certified Set includes extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Certified Set. This page is provided in case you want to sample the shows.

Note that in many cases, file names have been modified from the original OTRR names to conform to archive.org naming requirements.


Relax, listen, and enjoy!


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Reviews

Reviewer: NoSpillBlood - - December 31, 2014
Subject: Exactly what you'd expect.
It's a long-form ad promoting Rotary more than a dramatic series, making it the forerunner of infomercials, for which there remains some audience these 60 years later.

Nobody put anything over on you. If you are here, you had time to waste anyway. So #%@*&*@ relax.
Reviewer: kumarihpx - - December 20, 2014
Subject: Not good: self-righteous, cheesy, and pretty stupid
I got a very negative image of the people who might have gullibly sat there to listen to this series way back when and actually liked it. I would not want to know that person.

It's basically history and advertisement for Rotary Club, which I know does community service, and that's nice. But, this junk as a radio show is awful. Do not waste your time.
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